Well I’m three days of work into my movable
fence project, phew!  As always I
underestimate the time it will all take.
I AM an optimist!

The three days doesn’t even include the many hours spent
 figuring out the design, supplies needed,
 and multiple reconnaissance
trips to Lowes.  

So far I think I’ve made three, maybe four
trips to Lowes
for several large hauls of wood.

I spent a lot of time figuring out the construction
and size of the boxes.  The 2 x 6’s dictated the
height with three rows and then 2 x 4’s on the
bottom to raise them up a bit.

Here they are before I added the 2 x 4’s

The construction is fairly basic.
I’ll post instructions later when it’s all done and
I put my feet up.

You MUST stain your pieces first.  
If you don’t
 you’ll be sorry…
do you even need to ask me why I know this?

I love Sherwin Williams solid Deckmate
stain in Shagbark.  It’s the best
rich dark brown.

I love the way it looks with with my faux tudor.
We have many faux tudors in our older
neighborhood  and I’ve seen many cosmetic
facelifts over the years. 

 People change the color and do all kinds
 of things to try to alter them slightly.
  Unless you can do a total remodel and remove
the tudor entirely I think you’re better off
 to just go with it and make it
the best darn faux tudor out there.
It is what it is.

This Brattle style fence plays very well with the tudor.
 I think I may trim out the boxes a bit
more along the top.
As you can see  everything still needs to be 
leveled,  attached, and the 2 x 4’s 
trimmed at the top.
 There are four more sections to make and
I’m toying with a simple arbor in the mix. 

Here’s my crude cad detailing the other
sections.  I’ve drawn some benches in 
between the boxes.
Wow, I can really see that I’ve got my
work cut out for me!

 I suppose it’s a relief that we’re in for
 days…and, days, and days
 of rain here in the northeast.
That will give me time to 
take a little break and 

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it looks like it’s well worth all the hard work! i love it!


Thanks for stopping by! I think I’m going to love my new entry when it’s all complete. I’m really enjoying the potting bench near the back door. So great to drop stuff from the car.


This already look pretty good!


I am so going to make this for my ugly back yard! I feel like neighbors on every side are staring at me when I’m out there :-/
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Hi Megin,
Thanks so much for stopping by! I understand the ugly yard syndrome and yard beautification is a slow process requiring patience. Wish we had a magic wand! I’ve joined your party and am your latest follower!


These are great! I love the color too! Nice job!



This is AMAZING!


Hi Justynn and Holly,

Thanks for the great compliments and for stopping by to take a look. I’m loving my fence! Thought I’d be finished this weekend but was a bit under the weather. Almost done! I think this might be my best DIY yet!


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